Grilled Radish Salad

Grilled Radish Salad from ZestuousThese bite-size beauties are juicy, flavorful and tender ~ a perfect summer treat to accompany grilled steak.

I’m totally addicted to Martha Stewart Radio on Sirius/XM. I drive to work each day listening to “Morning Living” with Betsy Karetnick and Brian Kelsey. On the drive home, I crack up to “Whatever” with Alexis Stewart and Jennifer Hutt.

“Morning Living” has such insightful information about food, gardening and life in general. Juxtapose that with the snarky “Whatever” ~ there’s no better way to end your day. I still laugh about the wife who said her husband was furry and had sheet fuzz all over his body when they experimented with a black light in bed.

But I digress. This weekend, I was running errands and caught an episode of “Living Today.” Someone on the show mentioned grilling radishes. I’ve never had a grilled radish. In fact, I don’t eat radishes very frequently at all. My curiosity peaked. Since I was headed to the grocery anyway, I grabbed a bunch.

I drizzled them in olive oil with salt and pepper like the radio host suggested and cranked up my grill. Radishes are usually bitter, so I prepared a creamy honey mustard vinaigrette to go with the salad.

They were so pretty when I pulled them off the grill. They lost their vivacious red charm that matches a pair of killer pumps I own, but I could tell that these little gems were bursting with flavor.

Being a blogger, I spent a good 30 minutes taking photos of the salad, not even knowing if it was any good. I only cooked a few, so I didn’t want to taste one and affect the plating. I just had faith that these were going to be worth all the work.

Finally, after reviewing my photos, I was pleased, and brought the salad inside for the ultimate judge ~ my husband. We both loved them…so much so that he asked how many I ate because he wanted to make sure I didn’t eat more than he did.

This will definitely become a regular side item at our house. Bon appétit!

Grilled Radish Salad

Grilled Radish Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of radishes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Grey Poupon Mild & Creamy Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • Arugula

Cut the stems and roots off of the radishes and place them in a bowl. Toss them with the olive oil, salt and pepper.

Heat the grill to high. Place the radishes directly on the grill. Cook them about 10 minutes, turning a couple times to char all sides.

While they are cooking, whisk the mustard and honey into the olive oil to make a honey mustard vinaigrette.

When the radishes are done (they should be tender like a potato), place them into the bowl of dressing.

Plate the radishes on top of a pile of arugula greens and drizzle with more dressing.

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8 Comments

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  • Linda says:

    How much mustard, honey and oil for the vinaigrette ?

  • Day from Food College, PA says:

    Wow, so inventive!! I’m so trying this!

  • ray says:

    That is one simple but gorgeous salad. I didn’t know that you can grill these beauties or I wouldn’t have the guts to do it nor think of it. So, thank you very much for sharing it. You have a nice website, and good contents and I will be following you.

    – more success –

    ray

  • I didn’t know that it could be grilled how wonder how it taste but in the photo it looks great, I know radish in one remarkable vegetable it has natural benefits and curative properties, it has good source of potassium and folic acid.

    • zestuous says:

      Raquel, They are a little bitter, but not as much as if you ate the radish raw. And they are soft and juicy on the inside.

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